Two 10-year-old boys mug woman while she was trying to give them moneyBy Mason White 3:00 PM August 13, 2015
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By: Mahesh Sarin
A good-hearted woman was robbed and assaulted by 2 young boys while she tried to help them.
The 10-year-old boys punched and assaulted the 67-year-old woman in Brooklyn, New York, as she was looking for spare change to give them, police said.
The young thugs were among 5 children who approached the victim in Crown Heights around 2:00 p.m. on Monday, asking for a handout.
While the woman was looking for some change to give them, the two boys began a tug of war with her over her purse.
The boys punched the woman in the face before grabbing the purse and running away.
Police officers responded quickly and caught the young thieves. One of the boys put up a fight when he was arrested, police said.
Both boys were charged as juveniles with theft and one faces an additional count of resisting arrest.